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Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017

By Cheshire based garden designers Jane Bingham and Penny Hearn. A conceptual garden created to support the Mid Cheshire Hospital Charity’s ‘Everybody Knows Somebody’ dementia appeal.

The design, structures and planting are symbolic and depict the journey a dementia patient takes from first diagnosis through to requiring 24 hour care.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017 By Cheshire based garden designer Jane Bingham

The planting at the entrance of the garden represented the lucid mind and cohesive thought. Travelling through the garden the planting becomes more faded and muddled ending up in a completely mixed up wildflower meadow. The corten screens were laser cut with key words describing the dementia patient's journey.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017 By Cheshire based garden designer Jane Bingham

The clock hands were set at five o'clock to represent Sun Downing Syndrome which affects dementia patients at that time of day. They become agitated because they feel like they should be doing something like coming home from work, making the dinner or bathing the children.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017 By Cheshire based garden designer Jane Bingham

Jane and Penny included 'old-fashioned' herbaceous perennials such as delphiniums and phlox and shrubs such as hydrangeas and buddleja.

Mid Cheshire Hospitals Charity ‘Remember Me’ Garden for RHS Flower Show Tatton Park 2017 By Cheshire based garden designer Jane Bingham

White appears more and more in the planting, representing gaps in memory.

Other key features in the garden are the ‘Room of Inklings’ by Wendy Connelly of RAW-i Studios and the benches by Simon O’Rourke Tree Carving.

Plant List:

Alchemilla mollis
Hosta 'Frances Williams'
Salvia officinalis 'Purpurascens'
Rudbeckia fulgida var sullivantii 'Goldsturm'
Achillea 'Moonshine'
Calamagrostis x acutiflora 'Karl Foerster'
Mentha requienii
Rosmarinus officinalis 'Miss Jessopp's Upright'
Petroselinum crispum
Crocosmia 'Lucifer'
Potentilla fruticosa 'Abbotswood'
Juniperus communis 'Hibernica'
Galium odoratum
Lobelia x speciosa 'Fan Scharlach'
Leucanthemum x superbum 'Broadway Lights'
Betula utilis var. jacquemontii 'Doorenbos'
Hydrangea macrophylla 'Pink'
Salvia nemorosa 'Caradonna'
Gaura lindheimeri 'Whirling Butterflies'
Thymus serpyllum 'Snowdrift'
Mentha longifolia
Heuchera 'Obsidian'
Salvia viridis
Mentha spicata 'Tashkent'
Dianthus 'Kahori'
Pittosporum tenuifolium 'Abbotsbury Gold'
Hedera helix
Thymus citriodorus
Antirrhinum Antirodora Series, mixed
Pelargonium graveolens
Kaempferia galanga
Liquidambar styraciflua
Heuchera 'Paris'
Achillea millefolium 'Pomegranate' (Tutti Frutti Series)
Asplenium scolopendrium 'Angustatum'
Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian White' (Dalmatian Series)
Dahlia 'Dream Seeker'
Lythrum salicaria 'Robin'
Geum 'Totally Tangerine'
Salvia 'Amistad'
Erigeron 'Sea of Blossom'
Penstemon heterophyllus 'Margarita BOP'
Physostegia virginiana 'Crystal Peak White'
Agapanthus 'Charlotte'
Digitalis purpurea 'Dalmatian Purple' (Dalmatian Series)
Gaura lindheimeri 'Sparkle White'
Penstemon 'Phoenix Red' (Phoenix Series)
Agapanthus 'Silver Baby'
Buddleja davidii 'Buzz Indigo' (Buzz Series)
Polystichum polyblepharum 'Jade'
Deschampsia cespitosa 'Tautrager'
Scabiosa incisa 'Kudo'
Calendula officinalis
Tagetes erecta

 

Photos by Victoria Lee Photography.Picnic table and arrows by Cheshire Concrete Designs.  Sponsors: 4 Your Home, part of Qualtex UK Ltd and County Homesearch  Landscape Contractors: Greenbelt Landscapes

 

Designed by Jane Bingham